John-Farina (1)
John-Farina (1)

John Farina


John Farina is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts and Estates, and Business Litigation. Mr. Farina is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer and as a Civil Pretrial Practice Attorney by The National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Farina has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer review rating attainable from one of the nation’s most distinguished and oldest lawyer rating services since 1995. Mr. Farina is a Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation and Trust and Estates Litigation, with American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™. Mr. Farina has been recognized by Lawyers of Distinction for excellence in Wills and Trust Law.

A Florida Super Lawyer since 2006, Mr. Farina assists clients in developing estate plans and administrating complex trusts and estates. Mr. Farina represents clients in probate, trust and guardianship litigation and tax court controversies. Mr. Farina has been named a Top Lawyer by both Palm Beach Illustrated and Daily Business Review. He is often retained by other lawyers throughout Florida and across the nation to serve as co-counsel. Mr. Farina has served as a member of The Florida Bar’s Wills, Trusts and Estates Certification Committee for three terms.

Mr. Farina graduated from Villanova University in 1981, and earned his Juris Doctor with honors from Suffolk University School of Law in 1985. Mr. Farina is admitted to practice in Florida, Massachusetts, the United States District Courts for the District of Massachusetts and the Middle, Northern, and Southern Districts of Florida, the First and Eleventh United States Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Away from the office, Mr. Farina enjoys working on his farm in Hobe Sound, Florida. Mr. Farina is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys clay target shooting. Mr. Farina has been on the Amateur Trapshooting Association All-American team and was elected to Florida’s Trapshooter’s Association Hall of Fame.


Estate and Trust Litigation
Estate and Trust Planning
Commercial and Business Litigation

Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates, State of Florida, 2003 – present
Board Certified Business Litigation Lawyer, State of Florida, 1996 – present
Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1996 – present
Board Certified Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2012 – present
Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, State of Florida, 1995 – 2005

Massachusetts, 1985
Florida, 1986
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
– J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence – 1985
– Honors: With Honors
– Transnational Law Review, Member, 1984 – 1985

Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania
– B.A., Bachelor of Arts cum laude – 1981
– Major: History
– Minor: Philosophy and Religion

Summary Judgments in Business Litigation, Business Litigation in Florida

National Business Institute, Palm Beach County Bar Association

Hon. Daniel T. K. Hurley, 1985 – 1986
Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts, 1986 – 1989
Edwards & Angell, 1989 – 1993
Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk, 1994 – Present

2023 AV Preeminent Attorney – Judicial Edition

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